Friday, July 1, 2011

Raspberry Margarita

I know I already posted a hot dog recipe today, but HOW could you think we forgot about Cocktail Friday?! Without further ado, I give you the hubs:

Happy Friday!  It’s about time it got here!  So July is here and I can’t believe we’re half way through the year.  July is a special month.  Of course, we celebrate our Independence on the 4th but we also celebrate the birthday of my beautiful bride on the 6th.  While Independence Day gets a Federal Holiday, Tina gets to be a Birthday Princess for the entire month.  Her request this year was to have a margarita every Friday for the month of July.  Request granted!

Tina loves raspberries and is always putting a pint of them in the cart at the grocery store.  I love raspberries because they are sweet and tart and work so well in a cocktail.  It’s like they were designed specifically for a margarita.  They enhance the fresh and tangy flavor that makes my love smile and they sure make a drink pretty.

Margarita Month Installment 1:  the Raspberry Margarita is sure to impress!

Where ever you end up this long Holiday weekend (the beach, the lake, the pool, the park), make sure to pack these ingredients (or pre-mix one big batch like we do) and keep the celebration going all day!

Happy Independence Day and CHEERS!

-The Hubs

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Raspberry Margarita

Yield: 1 margarita

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Total Time: 10-15 minutes

This recipe is for an individual margarita... double to make two at a time!

Ingredients:

For the Raspberry Puree(yields 2 ounces of strained puree):
½ cup raspberries
splash of simple syrup

For the Raspberry Margarita:
2 ½ oz tequila (silver or gold)
2 oz raspberry puree
1 ½ oz triple sec
1 ½ oz lime juice
1 ½ simple syrup
1 oz orange juice (we used blood orange)
Crushed ice

Directions:

In a small processor, puree raspberries and a splash of simple syrup. Strain through a fine sieve to separate puree from seeds and skins (thought: you do not want to divide, puree and strain raspberries all night for every drink so puree all your fruit (fresh is best, but you can use thawed raspberries found in the freezer section just the same) in one shot). Keep puree in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.

Combine all ingredients and mix well in a cocktail shaker. Pour drink over glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with raspberries.

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16 Responses to “Raspberry Margarita”

  1. 1

    brandi — July 1, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    okay, if we end up with enough raspberries from our bushes this summer, i am making these!

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

      oh i’m SO jealous that you have you’re own raspberry bushes… not an option when living in a town home haha!

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    Mike — July 1, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    awesome pictures, LOVE!

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    Mom — July 1, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Happy Birthday month…Tina!

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

      gracias mother

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    Amy — July 1, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Tina, I just have to say again that I love that Mike collaborates with you on your blog. It’s so fun to hear from him everyone once in a while. Happy birthday month!

    • Kristina replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

      Thanks Amy! Hope you have a nice 4th of July! :)

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    Nancy — July 1, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    YUMMY!!! Happy Friday, Happy 4th and Happy Birthday Month!!!! Mike whenever you need a tester, please count with me!!!! LOL

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    Jane — July 1, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Happy Birthday Month! I am going to have to remember that next March! :D

    My husband is deployed right now but he loves raspberries. Like, the man would go into a raspberry coma if you just let him lose to all the raspberries he could eat. I can’t wait until he comes home and I can make him one of these bad boys!

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    Janet@fromcupcakestocaviar — July 2, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    oooo, this looks yummy! I love anything made with berries and well, who can turn down a Margarita?!

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    The Minister — July 2, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    Great looking rita you got there! I don’t know why, but it makes me want a hot dog real bad!

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    Kelly — July 4, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Love this!! So refreshing and delicious, perfect on a Friday! Hope you’re having a fabulous 4th of July! :)

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    Jessica — July 6, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    Why oh why am I just now going through Google Reader? This looks perfect for 4th of July!! But what the heck, I can celebrate again this weekend…. :-)

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    Ken — July 6, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    this is the best summertime cocktail! very nice, sweet & simple!

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    Cait's Plate — July 8, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Oh my – this looks amazing! And I LOVE your photography!!

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    Veronique — July 22, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Wow! This is so good! Thanks! And I love the fact that it is for a single one (I’m home alone with a lot or raspberries! ;)).

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